- “Flesh Without Blood” – Grimes. I’ve really been digging Grimes lately, and this latest album is refreshing in that, while still holding true to her experimental, electronic sound, it’s a bit more of a standard-pop album, with foot-tapping-inducing beats and audible lyrics (that have substance). I love the ferocity of this song and her clear, bright vocals.
- “Lovetrap” – Soko ft. Ariel Pink. I love Ariel Pink and I recently fell in love with Soko, so the two of them together is like a perfect vanilla-chocolate swirl. I’d also really recommend watching the video: it’s just Soko pretending to be Ariel Pink and she does an A+ job. This song’s lyrics are a bit fantastical but ultimately adorable, but most of all, the blending of Soko and Ariel’s vocals is seamless and beautiful.
- “There You Go” – Johnny Cash. Because who doesn’t love the Man in Black. I heard this song on an episode of Master of None and thought, I need that. A classic country heartbreak song. Enough said.
- “My Iron Lung” – Radiohead. I hope this isn’t a repeat. I’ve just been listening to Radiohead a lot lately. They’ve been paralleling my moods quite well. The song is perfect. This album is perfect. Thom Yorke is perfect. The sudden jolt of angry guitar in this song is not unwelcome, as the buildup of angst in both music and vocals gives a fair warning. A classic jam.
- “Ride A White Horse” – Goldfrapp. Goldfrapp’s music is a lot like sex. Or, what I imagine good sex is like. This song reminds me of driving home stoned at night and thinking everyone behind me is a cop. It also reminds me of doing cocaine. It also reminds me of oral sex. Take your pick. It’s what I wish clubs would play, and something you should listen to while you’re having sex, just to humor me. Thanks.
- “Chloe in the Afternoon” – St. Vincent. Is this a repeat? If it is, my apologies, but I’ve been listening to this a lot. Another sex song. More like dominatrix-BDSM-song, but still. It’s hot and breathy and skillfully crafted and I would totally be Annie Clark’s floor and let her whip me. Whoops, I said too much.
- “Leave A Trace” – CHVRCHES. This band is hit or miss for me. Sometimes this chick’s voice grates on me, but I like this song quite a bit. Again, there’s some ferocity behind it and it has some excellent electronica influences going on.
Listen to some of these, please.